Hope you are having a good time in Singapore so far. This webpage is designed with guests of the Betel Box Hostel in mind. Basically, its a list of links and short notes to get you off to a roaring start. This is obviously a growing list and if you feel that other info would be helpful to other guests, just let us know. Feel free to sign our guestbook to share your thoughts on the Betel Box and your Singapore experience.

Best wishes, Betel Box Team

At the Hostel

  • Contact address for the post: Betel Box Asia Pte Ltd, 200 Joo Chiat Road, #02-02, Singapore 427471
  • Phone Hostel Reception for reservation and enquiries: (65) 6247 7340
  • WhatsApp Call & Messenging
  • Guest Phone number for incoming calls: (65) 62479130
  • Nearest ATMs are at:
    • Joo Chiat Complex
    • I12 Katong Mall
  • Nearest Money Changer:
    • Joo Chiat Complex
    • City Plaza
  • Travellers Cheques:
    • You can cash in your Travellers Cheques at most banks (not open on Sunday) and some money changers (most don't)
  • Nearest Post Office:
    • SingPost Centre across from Paya Lebar MRT (Open til 6pm on Sat, 4pm on Sun)
    • Post boxes available at Joo Chiat Complex, Shell Petrol Station (Dunman Road), Joo Chiat Community Club
  • Nearest Instant Passport Photo Studio:
    • Best quality and price is at Lavender St ICA (Immigration and Checkpoint Authority)
  • Nearest Medical Facilities:
    • Dentist: Wan's Dentist. 272 Joo Chiat Road. Tel: 63442572. Mon- Fri (9am-6.30pm), Sat (9am-5pm), Holiday (9am-12noon)
    • GP/ Family Doctor: Changi Clinic. 848 Sims Ave 01-734. Singapore 400848. Tel No: 67428865. Mon - Fri: 0830 - 1230; 1400 - 1700. Sat: 0800 - 1200. Closed on Sun & Public Holidays.
    • Pharmacies: Guardian Pharmacy. 80 Marine Parade Road, Parkway Parade #B1-147/149, Singapore 449269. Pharmacist available Mon - Sun, 10:00 - 22:00
  • Cheap & interesting food places in our neighborhood:
    • Indian Muslim and Muslim: Mr Teh Tarik at Pasar Geylang Serai. The sup tulang here is amazing. Also must trys are the putu piring, fried fish bee hoon and the emormous fried chicken cutlet.
    • Economical Chinese Rice Stall: Junction of Dunman Road and Joo Chiat Road- S$3-4 for rice with veg, tofu and meat/seafood. Open til 8.30pm
    • Straits Chinese snack: Kim Choo Kueh Chang on Joo Chiat Place- S$3 for large glutinous rice dumpling
    • Chinese seafood: Kims Place on Joo Chiat Place for Hokkien Mee- S$4 for large single portion
    • Chinese: Hong Mao Wontan Noodles at 182 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore, Singapore 427453 - S$4. Open til late
    • Vegan: Loving Hut, 229 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427489. Daily lunch specials available
    • 24 Hour Giant Supermarket at Junction of Koon Seng Road and Joo Chiat Road.
    • Fairprice Supermarket at Joo Chiat Complex.
    • Indian Muslim Bakery on Onan Road for fresh "Indian Curry Puff" (looks like giant samosas)
    • Malay: Nam San Otah Nasi Lemak S$2
    • Malay: Hajjah Mona at Geylang Serai Market for Nasi Campur- rice with veg, toufu, meats
    • Malay: Otah Otah- minced seafood with spices wrapped in banana leaves and barbequed. Nam San at 267 Joo Chiat Road. About S$1 per piece.
    • Malay: Hjh Maimunah across from Joo Chiat Complex for Nasi Campur- rice with veg, toufu, meats. Large selection of snacks and special order dishes like longtong, mee goreng, mee soto, assam soup
    • Peranakan: The Original Katong Laksa at 50 E Coast Rd, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769- S$4
    • Peranakan: Chilli Padi Restaurant- 11 Joo Chiat Place #01-03 Singapore 427744. Buah kualat Fried Rice, beef rendang, Assam Fish Head Curry and Ngoh Hiang.
  • Good Bars & Places to watch Football in our district:
    • Picotin- 382 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427622.
    • Quentins in Eurasian Community House. Run by the famous Eurasian Chef Quentins that used to operate on East Coast Road. Plenty of specials across the month, do checkout their website for the latest offers. Eurasian specialties like Devil Curry and Lamb Stew is a must try but ask also for their house specialties. In Singapore
  • Weather Forecast
  • Street Directories-, OneMap,
  • Yellow Pages
  • Tour organisers & Travel Agents in Singapore
  • Embassies/Consulates/ Missions in Singapore
  • Checking for Electronics Prices- Paris Silk, HardwareZone Classifieds, CNETAsia Digital Cameras PriceZone. Please be advised that we have received a number of complaints of retailers of the first 2 floors of Sim Lim Square cheating tourists.
  • Tax Refund from purchases- How to get your refund, Where in Changi Airport
  • MRT local rail
  • Buses- SBS, SMRT Buses

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